December’s jobs report is a head-scratcher
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We'll also learn how to interpret the employment diffusion index and why second homes are about to become pricier.
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The Weekly Wrap
The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell and Politico’s Kate Davidson join Kai Ryssdal to chat about the latest jobs report, the Fed’s balance sheet and more of this week’s economic news.
Surveys of employers, households paint 2 pictures of the job market
Despite a disappointing jobs report, the news is still pretty good.
Borrowing for second homes to become more expensive
Demand for vacation homes has crowded out would-be homeowners, but will higher fees make a dent?
The diffusion what?
Veronika Dolar, assistant professor and labor economist at SUNY Old Westbury, talks about what the diffusion index can tell us about the state of the labor market.
IRS tells payment apps to report business transactions over $600
The threshold used to be much higher.
Supply chain issues meet the salon chair
We hear from Ashley Nelson in Boise, Idaho about how the pandemic has changed hair trends.
Music from the episode
Flip Flop Vibe The BREED
House Common Market
Look Both Ways! Birocratic, Flamingosis
Wishing Well Substantial, T.Lucas, Stephanie Gayle
Bodega Trips in the Apocalypse Blockhead
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer